School of Economics

Teaching and Learning in 2021-22

Key information for new and continuing undergraduate and postgraduate taught students at the School of Economics in the 2021/22 academic year.

Teaching and learning in 2021-22

We currently plan to deliver a mix of in-person and digital teaching for the academic year starting in September 2021.

We’re monitoring government guidance on Covid-19 prevention measures and we’ll adjust our 2021-22 plans in response to any relevant changes.  

We expect some physical distancing measures are very likely to still apply when the academic year starts in September 2021.

Our current planning for the new academic year

Our teaching model for next year will depend on the Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time but we are planning on the basis that all students will be with us in Edinburgh.

We can’t predict exactly how life will look in September but we can share some of the assumptions we’re basing our current planning on.

Based on the information available to us just now we expect that:

  • you will be with us in Edinburgh
  • most degrees will run a mix of digital and in-person teaching, though the exact balance will depend on your School’s arrangements
  • large group teaching is the most likely type to be delivered digitally because these class sizes are likely to be the most significantly affected by Covid-19 restrictions
  • smaller group teaching, such as seminars, tutorials and lab work, is most likely to be delivered in-person and on campus 
  • digital teaching will often be delivered in real-time as well as recordings being available, though again this will depend on your School’s arrangements

Q&A with our Principal and senior staff

Our plans for teaching next year was one of the themes covered in a Question and Answer event with our Principal and senior University staff.

Watch the Parents and Supporters Online Q&A event

Chat to our students

You can also speak to our current students about their experience through our Unibuddy service. 

Chat to our undergraduate students

Still got questions? 

Please do contact us if you have any further queries.

Get in touch using our online enquiry form